Transfer dvd movies to ipod

hi everyone ,the title says it all.i have a ton of dvd copies and want to put some on ipod.i have videora and like it but it wont rip the movies because of the copy protection so i use dvd fab to rip to harddrive.but then i need to convert to avi.not having much luck.i want to do this with free software.can some point me in the right direction,thanks

Try Handbrake for the conversion.

Best guide that I’ve found so far is here It uses all free tools that are available from Be prepared for it to take many hours per film!